YA Retreat 2013 – The Most Urgent Challenge

Pope Benedict XVI has told the U.S. bishops that the faith formation of the next generation of American Catholics must be their highest priority – not just passing on knowledge but shaping hearts. Speaking during this year’s retreat about “The Call to Youth Apostles,” Father Jack Peterson, YA, recalled the Holy Father’s message to the […]

The Norfolk Blog: Full House

Father Mike Kuhn, YA, and I arrived in Norfolk about 19 months ago, on the first day of June 2011, and the Norfolk community of Youth Apostles was born. The following Tuesday night we held our first community meeting. I knew we were starting a community from scratch in Hampton Roads, but had no idea […]

Winning Pro-Life Posters Announced

Winning entries in the 14th annual Youth Apostles Pro-life Poster Contest have been selected. This year 433 students participated in the contest, the most ever submitted in one year. Judges noted a marked improvement in the overall quality of the entries. The theme was “I Formed You in the Womb.” The Youth Apostles poster contest […]

YA Retreat 2013 – Increase Our Faith

Some 80 Youth Apostles returned home Sunday (1/6) from the community’s annual retreat, a four-day dive into the silence and prayerful rigors of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This year the retreat took place at the Roslyn Retreat Center near Richmond, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. The theme, taken […]

La Mancha Soars As Both Theater And Ministry

  It takes dozens of people working toward a common purpose to put on a big musical like The Man of La Mancha. Maybe that’s what gives a theatrical production so much potential as a ministry. It inspires people, draws them outside of themselves and brings them together in a kind of communion. It helps, […]

Norfolk Youth Apostles welcome first two Candidates

The Norfolk community of Youth Apostles held its first Candidate Commitment Liturgy on Tuesday night, March 28th.  Two men made Candidate commitments to the community:  Jon Perez from Chesapeake, and Sean Mazary from Newport News.  Both are students at Old Dominion and are active in the Catholic Campus Ministry program there.  Jon is completing his […]